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How about breastfeeding?

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:08 GMT

Author: Ann Perrine
Position: Paediatric surgeon
Institution: No affiliation was given
Submitted Date: April 25, 2007
Published Date: April 27, 2007
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It was interesting to read your study. As a paediatric surgeon I am not surprised about your findings. Mothers whom exclusively breastfed their babies [meaning no supplements given to the infant] do not have their menstruation back for at least the duration of the exclusive breastfeeding. So the important factor here is actually the breastfeeding, as you cannot force-nurse a breastfed baby so babies develop the ability to regulate their hunger and food intake ratio [meaning having a full nursing session one feeding and snacking the following just like older people does]. This is directly links for the control in the brain, resulting healthier eating habits, and leaner children less incidence of obesity. I would love to see you look in to this connection and publish another paper.

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